Articles by Gary Hayes

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Seek Out Adventure in Port Orford

July 27th, 2016

Battle Rock Park in Port Orford beckons to visitors passing through this little town with its beautiful view of a…

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What are your top 5 places to spend a night (or two) on the Oregon Coast?

My choices would be Cannon Beach, Newport, Yachats, Bandon and Gold Beach for the following reasons: Cannon Beach is a…

July 6th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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What is Cannon Beach’s most secluded, away-from-tourists beach?

Relatively speaking, aquiet beach in Cannon Beach during the summer is a bit of on oxymoron. However,Crescent Beach…

June 29th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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I’m a big ‘Goonies’ fan… where do you recommend we visit?

Astoria is famous for being the filming location of the 1985 hit classic‘The Goonies,’ as well as a…

June 13th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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How can one drive on the sand near Sunset Beach?

Driving on the beach between Fort Steven State Park and Gearhart is allowed with some seasonal restrictions. You can…

May 31st, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Where are the best places for RV camping on the Coast?

There are several options along Oregon’s 363 mile coastline for RV camping adjacent to the beach. I personally…

May 18th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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In case of rain, what are some indoor activities between Cannon Beach to Yachats?

Cannon Beach offers great shopping and art galleries, most within the two block downtown area. Mo’s offers casual…

May 9th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Where can we go whale watching?

You can spot whales nearly year-round on the Oregon Coast. Gray Whales migrate along the Oregon Coast twice a year,…

April 29th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Where can we go crabbing and boil our catch afterwards?

On the North Oregon Coast, one of the best places to go crabbing is Nehalem Bay. There, you will find Kelly’s…

April 20th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Astoria is a port of call for our cruise ship — can we walk into town from the dock?

It is a little over a mile from Astoria’s cruise ship dock to the heart of downtown Astoria. It is about 1.3…

April 12th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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About Author Gary Hayes

Gary Hayes is publisher of Coast Explorer Magazine and founder of Explorer Media Group, a travel media and marketing company based in Seaside. Gary is a native Oregonian whose earliest memories include working on his grandfather’s fishing boat on the Oregon Coast. Now living in Cannon Beach, Gary is an extensively published photographer and writer focusing on the Oregon Coast and the Northwest's food and wine culture. He also serves as Executive Director of the SavorNW Wine Awards.

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